Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze will visit the United States on February 9-10, according to the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Within his working visit to Washington D.C., Janelidze will meet representatives of the new U.S. administration, as well as the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
“At the meetings, the sides will talk on the Georgian-American strategic partnership and on deepening the cooperation in various directions,” Georgian MFA stated.
Janelidze’s visit will follow the working visit of senior Georgian MPs to Washington D.C.
First Deputy Parliamentary Chair Tamar Chugoshvili and European Integration Committee Chair Tamar Khulordava have been holding meetings in the U.S. legislature since February 6.
As part of the visit, Chugoshvili and Khulordava met with Senator John Boozman (Rep.), Representatives Ted Poe (Rep.), Gerry Connolly (Dem.), Peter Roskam (Rep.), Mike Turner (Rep.), Mike Conaway (Rep.), Steve Cohen (Dem.), Will Hurd (Rep.), Robert Aderholt (Rep.) and Dana Titus (Dem.).
According to the Georgian parliament’s press release, Congressman Poe informed the Georgian MPs that the Georgia Caucus, co-chaired by Poe and Gerry Connolly (Dem.), was officially registered in the 115th term of the United States Congress.
Congressman Peter Roskam (Rep.), who announced his Georgia visit at the end of February, stated that the sides talked on the “strong relationship” between Georgia and the United States.
“We look at this as a very important relationship, we have a great deal of admiration for Georgia, the Georgian people and the struggles that they are up against and how they are living out a free and democratic way, which is a great example for the rest of the world,” Roskam said.
Mike Conaway (Rep.), stated after meeting Georgian MPs that he “reaffirmed” his “strong, unwavering commitment” for the relationship between the two countries. Conaway added that he is “always concerned about the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country and things that are going on with the neighbor in the north.”
Tamar Chugoshvili evaluated the meetings positively and stated that Georgia has “full support” with respect to “cooperation with the new administration.” Similarly, Tamar Khulordava stated that the country “has strong guarantees” that the Congress will “facilitate” Georgia’s “close cooperation" with the new administration.